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The secret of This Is Us

This Is Us has defied the odds simply by taking beautiful writing and mixing it with superb acting to create a show that ...

No nudity, no dragons. It's just the powerful family drama that's captivating audiences.

Kevin Costner's $86m estate

Kevin Costner is selling his California estate.

You'll get a 2-bedroom cottage and a whole lot of land if you buy the actor's beachfront estate in California.

Cat back from the graveyard

Happy to be reunited: Cole Jenkins and Brandan Talbot missed Louis the cat during his three month cemetery sojourn.

After three months apart, Louis the cat's owners are thrilled their "bit of a sook" with few hunting skills made it back to their south Auckland home.

Why is it still so bad to be single?

Singleness is a bus stop where you wait to get on the coach of love; you don't settle in there for the long haul, as ...

I get it - people aren't supposed to be single. But some of us are - and we're OK with it. Really.

Wowing at iD Fashion week

Models Kitty Morris-Hollis (left) and Veronica Maughan display Tess Norquay's collection Please Like Me that was entered ...

Wellington graduates pick up design awards at Dunedin fashion week.

Treatments: The good & the bad

There aren't many treatments a beauty editor hasn't tried. But which ones actually work?

Fillers, threading, equine therapy - there aren't many treatments a beauty editor hasn't tried.

A home fit for Belle

FFXENT. Supplied image for Beauty and the Beast.

For $765,000, you could move to Princess Belle's real-life 'poor provincial town'.

Overnight stay policy under review

New mothers want their partners to be able to stay in hospital with them after delivery but hospitals say they have to ...

A string of mothers say they felt unsupported after their partners are not permitted to stay in hospital soon after childbirth.

Are branches the new bouquet?

Fresh foliage brings texture and form to this modern Kapiti Coast interior.

Foliage is surpassing flowers in the homes of design buffs.

Going down memory lane to find a story

Renu Sikka's story is in English but has a title in her native Punjabi language.

Renu Sikka, 50, is a primary school teacher who lives in west Auckland and is an aspiring author.

Bedroom decor: what not to do

They're nicely coordinated, and the linen is lovely, but ten pillows on the bed is about six too many.

If you've got a pile of pillows or a themed duvet cover, you'll want to read this.

Pantone reveals 2018 colours

Pantone's eight colour palettes for 2018: Top row, from left - Verdure, Playful, Discretion, TECH-nique; Bottom row - ...

Pantone has released its forecast of the 8 key colour palettes for 2018.

How to use pink and green

Dark green and soft pink is the latest version of this colour pairing.

Once a colour pairing that screamed tweens, pink and green have come of age this season - but choose your shades carefully.

Inside JK Rowling's yacht gallery

The Harry Potter author has placed her luxury yacht - with its star-studded past - on the market.

The Harry Potter author has placed her luxury yacht - with its star-studded past - on the market.

Could your family ditch sugar?

​After eliminating the sweet stuff from her own diet, one mum got her husband and two sons in on the act.

​After eliminating the sweet stuff from her own diet, one mum got her husband and two sons in on the act.

7 dishes to try in Ubud, Bali

Lunch at Wapa di Ume Resort and Spa, Ubud.

From ceviche to curry, fresh, full-flavoured food abounds in Ubud.

Macca's sauces hit the shelves video

McDonalds sauces

Fans of that tasty Big Mac special sauce will soon be able to buy a bottle of it at the grocery store.

Did these parents mess up?

Is it wrong to leave a baby sleeping alone in a hotel room?

A mum didn't think it was a big deal to leave her baby sleeping alone in a hotel room. Plenty of other parents disagreed.

Top exercise for anti-ageing - study

If you only pick one exercise, choose high-intensity interval training.

"These things we are seeing cannot be done by any medicine," says lead researcher.

Getting to the point of fishing

Pat Swanson, left, and Isaac 'Shrek' Daly, spear fishermen, with part of the haul they caught off the Taranaki coast.

Spearfishing is "not as challenging as some people might think", says the man behind a podcast on the sport.

HPV vaccine reduces rate of warts

For young women, receiving the cervical cancer vaccine has meant a massive drop in genital warts.

For young women, receiving the cervical cancer vaccine has meant a massive drop in genital warts.

Pointy end thwarts kiwi hatchling

This chick wore itself out trying to hatch legs first at the wrong end of the shell.

A Coromandel kiwi had a tough time trying to kick its way into the world.

Kitchen trends that can backfire

Open plan shelving

You may have fallen for these kitchen features, but be prepared to fall out of love with them just as quick.

Grand Designs owner's battle video

Andrei, Alice and Abby Martin posed for the cameras at the end of their Grand Designs build last November.

Andrei Martin, who built the 'crowd favourite' Grand Designs house in Christchurch last year, is once again battling ill health.

Don't wear leggings on a plane

Dressing for an airplane isn't the same as dressing for Saturday morning errands or Sunday brunch.

OPINION: It's not about body-shaming. Dress not for yourself but for the strangers you'll share space with.

Britain beats NZ in beer comp video

The Beer Tri-Nations competition was held this week. Representing Tasmania, Steven Roy and Joel Van Sanden.

Britain took on New Zealand and Australia to come out on top for the second year in a row.

Sport relief for Kaikoura

IHD Coaching director and head coach Tony Fryer and Southland Boys' High School student Ronan McNeill, 15, get ready to ...

A group of Southlanders are travelling to Kaikoura to help sporting clubs and health businesses get back on their feet after the 2016 earthquake. 

Kate Middleton's beauty evolution video

For the Baftas in February, Kate Middleton went for a bouffant hair look.

From uni student to the UK's most stylish woman (we think), here's the Duchess through the years.

$14k a month to travel the world

Although the exact itinerary is to be confirmed, you can expect to be taken to "some of the most desired resorts and ...

All you have to do is stay in 12 luxury holiday homes and write about your experience.

'Obscene' Elle magazine ban

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley covered the banned issue of Elle magazine in Turkey.

You have to be over 18 to buy this month's issue of Elle magazine in Turkey, covered by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

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